Man offered a ride to journalist,and assaulted him

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GEORGE TOWN,  — A journalist with a Chinese newspaper was injured when assaulted by four men after covering an event at an apartment in Jalan Perak here early today.

Ang Kean Siang, 32, of the Guan Ming Daily, said the incident occurred about 1.30am when he went to the apartment to cover an incident of a woman who was found dead, believed to have fallen from the building.

He claimed that while taking several pictures of the scene with his camera, a man approached and scolded him for doing so and told him to leave the premises.

“Afraid of creating a scene there, I left and was leaving when a man on a motorcycle offered to give me a ride,” Ang said when met after he lodged a report at the Timur Laut District police headquarters here.

He claimed the motorcyclist took him to an area at Lorong Perak which was being used as a beat base by the Volunteer Patrol Team (PPS) and left him there.

“Then came the man who scolded me earlier, together with three other men. One of them took my camera and smashed it on the ground,” he added. He claimed that the four men also punched and kicked him.

Ang, who has been a journalist for 10 years, sought treatment at the Penang Hospital before going to Loh Guan Lye Hospital.

Timur Laut District police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng confirmed the incident and said police was investigating. — Bernama